Global Journalism: Topical Issues and Media Systems, 5th edition

  • Arnold S. de Beer
  • John C. Merrill

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Thoroughly reviewed, with new chapters and several new authors, Global Journalism addresses the most pertinent issues and problems in today's global journalism.  This new edition recognizes the vast and rapid changes taking place in global journalism across media systems on all continents. Its three interlinking parts offer an overview of the present state of media and journalism theory; a critical analysis of the main issues confronting global journalists, media organizations, audiences, and others in the media world; and a focus on the media of the world’s eight major journalism and media regions.

Global Journalism has established itself over a quarter of a century as a trusted authority on international media. The new edition carries that reputation further into the 21st Century for a new generation of journalism and media scholars, students, and media professionals.

Table of contents

Preface. John C Merrill.




Part I: Global Perspectives on Media and Journalism Issues

1. Global Press Philosophies. John C. Merrill.

2. Critical and non-Western Press Philosophies. Herman Wasserman, .


Part II  Barriers and Callenges to Global Journalism

3. Global and National News Agencies. Terhi Rantanen and Oliver Boyd-Barrett.

4. Barriers to Media Development. Paul Parsons,  Rich Landesberg and Glenn Scott.

5. Freedom of the Press Around The World. Lee B. Becker and Tudor Vlad.

6. International Journalism Ethics. Herman Wasserman.

7. Global Advertising and Public Relations. Doug Newsom.

8. Continuing Media Controversies. Paul Grosswiler.

9. Global Journalism Education. Mark Deuze.

10. Journalists: International Profiles. Beate Josephi.

11. Journalists Reporting From Foreign Places. P. Eric Louw.

12. Global News Arnold S. de Beer.





13. Western Europe. Byron T. Scott.

14. Eastern Europe, the Newly Independent States of Eurasia, and Russia. Allen W. Palmer.

15. The Middle East and North Africa. Orayb A. Najjar.

16. Sub-Saharan Africa (East, West and South). Minabere Ibelema and Tanja Bosch

17. Asia and the Pacific. Jiafei Yin.

18. Australasia. Stephen Quinn and John Tidey.

19. Latin America. Federico Subervi.

20. North America. William Briggs.


Published by Pearson (August 26th 2020) - Copyright © 2009